Mad River Taste Week 2018

This August we will celebrate the makers and growers of the Mad River Valley with tours, tastings, dinners and other special events during Mad River Taste Week.  This is a great opportunity to discover all of the incredible food and drink that is coming from of our community, made by our friends and neighbors and sought by foodies across the country.

Mad River Taste Week Event Being Planned

The week will feature daily farm and facility tours, tasting events and educational workshops, all led by the food makers and farmers who live and work in the Mad River Valley.  

The Mad River Valley has long been known for its exemplary food scene, one of the first and favored farmers’ markets in Vermont, an active localvore movement, and many award-winning artisans including Ploughgate Creamery, VonTrapp Farmstead, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Mad River Distillers, Tonewood Maple, Green Rabbit Bakery and Vermont Bean Crafters.

~Robin Morris, President of the Mad River Food Hub, the first USDA inspected food business incubator in the country

In addition to the tours, tastings, and teachings throughout the Valley, a community pig-roast will kick-off the Mad River Taste Week, following the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturday, August 4.  The Week will finish with the annual Vermont Cheese Council dinner on August 11.  Those wishing to continue their pursuit of Vermont-made delights are encouraged to attend the Vermont Cheese Festival on August 12.

Mad River Taste Week Makers and Growers Include:

Some of the makers and growers who will be featured during Mad River Taste Week.